Wimbledon 2013 Results: Most Impressive Performances of Men's Quarterfinals

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJuly 4, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point during the Gentlemen's Singles quarter-final match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 3, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Three of Wednesday's men's quarterfinal matches at Wimbledon were decided easily in straight sets.

Surprisingly, the most intriguing match of the day featured 2012 Wimbledon finalist Andy Murray, who needed an unforgettable comeback to overcome Fernando Verdasco and reach the semifinals.

But Murray wasn't the only player who turned out an extraordinary effort among the men.

Here are the latest results from Wimbledon, highlighting the three most impressive performances on Day 9 at the All England Club.


Wimbledon Results

Gentlemen's Singles Quarterfinals Score
Novak Djokovic (1) defeats Tomas Berdych (7) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-3
Andy Murray (2) defeats Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5
Juan Martin del Potro (8) defeats David Ferrer (4) 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Jerzy Janowicz (24) defeats Lukasz Kubot 7-5, 6-4, 6-4

*Scores courtesy of Wimbledon.com.


Jerzy Janowicz Aces His Way into Semifinals

Powerful Pole Jerzy Janowicz was brilliant in his quarterfinal on Wednesday despite being overshadowed by the other three big-name winners. 

For the second time in his last three matches, the 6'8" 22-year-old recorded 30 total aces in a straight-sets win. This time the victory came against compatriot Lukasz Kubot. But next up for the ace machine is Andy Murray, via The Independent's Kevin Garside:

Although Janowicz double-faulted nine times, he was still sensational on serve overall. He won 63 of 70 total first-serve points for the match and allowed Kubot to win just 28 receiving points through three sets.

Though the match took just over two hours to complete, the outcome was never in doubt due to Janowicz's stunning serve, which has given him a huge edge on the grass in London.


Juan Martin del Potro Battles Through Injury to Win in Straight Sets

Juan Martin del Potro displayed some memorable toughness in Wednesday's first quarterfinal on Centre Court after suffering a painful looking knee injury in the first game of the match, via Wimbledon's official Twitter feed: 

Delpo slipped and hyper-extended his left knee, which had already been taped up before play began. 

But after a few moments on the sideline with his trainer, the 24-year-old Argentine returned to the court, breaking David Ferrer twice in the opening set to take an early lead. He continued his brilliant play in the second set, winning 15 of 16 first-serve points and breaking Ferrer again to go up, two sets to love.

The third and final set required a dramatic tiebreak, but Delpo maintained his poise at 5-5 in the extra frame, winning the final two points to advance. 


Andy Murray Fights Back from Massive Hole

The 2012 Wimbledon finalist showed tremendous guts in his five-set win over Fernando Verdasco on Day 9, fighting back from a two-sets-to-love hole to survive and advance to the semifinals at the All England Club for a fifth straight year.

While Murray certainly didn't help his cause in the first two sets, committing 12 unforced errors in the second set alone, Verdasco was on fire in the early going, winning all three break points and hitting 19 winners to Murray's 12 through the first two sets.

As expected, though, Murray came to life in the third set, winning, 6-1, in just over a half-hour to force a fourth set. There, Murray took advantage of his one break-point chance to win, 6-4. Verdasco went 0-for-4 on break points in the set.

In the fifth set, both players displayed nerves of steel, but it was Murray who delivered on the biggest points, breaking Verdasco at 5-5 and then serving out the match to avoid the upset. 

Murray is now just two wins away from becoming the first British men's champion at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.


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